AU to go gluten free
With the smoke- and tobacco-free policy well underway, there is a new movement on campus, largely comprised of the same anti-cigarette activists: to ban gluten.
They have already made progress by creating gluten free sections of Terrace Dining Room, which often have more brownies and muffins than the pro-sections. They are hoping to achieve their goal of a “Gluten Free AU” by the end of the semester.
Their message reads as follows:
“We’re trying to create a healthier, more positive AU. The fact of the matter is a lot of people don’t eat or can’t eat gluten, and we believe a gluten free AU will ultimately be more inclusive. After all, all poodles are dogs but not all dogs are poodles. In this case all people do not have to eat gluten but not all people can or want to eat gluten. By simply removing gluten, and the evils of bread, we will ultimately increase the diverseness of AU.”
They have also released a five step plan to help turn AU gluten free. This plan is as follows:
1. Remove bread and gluten from TDR, the main food source for all undergraduates.
2. After two months remove gluten from all eateries on campus.
3. Allow two spaces on campus for people to eat gluten infested foods.
4. Remove spaces, begin programs via the Resident Assistants to help enforce the gluten free policy in the residence halls.
5. Live a healthier, happier life!
The people behind Gluten-Free AU are optimistic, considering the success AU has had maintaining and enforcing a dry campus.